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100% refund if cancelled at least 60 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 30 days before arrival date.
A cosy winter getaway - with kangaroos!
A lovely cosy cottage on a quiet lane, perfect for a winter getaway. I visited for two nights with a friend and we found everything we needed for a quiet, chatty weekend away.
Living room was cosy and warm, with both a wood-fired stove and an aircon unit. Kitchen was well stocked with utensils, cooking equipment and a basic supply of condiments. Oven worked well. Really nice wine glasses which is unusual for holiday rentals!
The back verandah is covered so we were able to sit out even when it was raining, which was nice.
Bathroom had a stand-in shower but no bath. Washing machine was not working.
Both double beds had electric blankets on, but there is no heating in the bedrooms so they did get chilly overnight with the doors closed. There were extra blankets but it wasn't so comfortable sitting up to read in the morning. We were provided with just enough wood to make up a fire on both evenings but if we had wanted a fire going all day we would have had to buy more.
There is no wifi and coverage is basic with Vodafone but pretty reasonable with Telstra.
Best of all was the mob of kangaroos hanging out in the garden! During the day there were at least a dozen but around sunset we could see well over 40 in the playing field behind the garden. Just lovely. I suppose if you were looking for a garden for kids to play in this would not be so useful, but we loved it.
The house is right beside the Boronia Trail and around 10 minutes walk from the centre of Halls Gap.
Janet was a helpful guest and prompt with her responses. I left a piece of clothing at the house and she was able to help me get it back via the cleaner.
Would recommend this house for couples or families with older children who don't mind sharing a bed.
Neat little cottage in the heart of the grampians
Great place, about a 20min walk or a 2min drive to Halls Gap. There's a bush walk which starts right in front of the house too. We loved the fireplace, small, basic but cosy- all we needed. Comfy beds and kangaroos in the backyard was a bonus too.
Great stay, very quite and peace full. Very secluded.
Warm and cozy.
We loved staying at Banksia Cottage. The house was warm and cozy, and my two little people loved the kangaroos on the oval in the morning, the kookaburras and cockatoos in the backyard and the bridge across the creek at the bottom of the street!
Comfortable, cozy, quiet cottage
Charming cottage. Comfortable beds. Well-equipped kitchen. Well-heated via AC and wood-stove. Kids enjoyed the kangaroos and deer visiting the back yard. Convenient to Halls Gap shops. Made for an excellent base for our Grampians holiday. Thanks so much.